Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are verystrong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
Yet he also is wise, and will bringevil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that workiniquity.
Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horsesflesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall failtogether.
For thus hath the LORDspoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lionroaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise[a] of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mountZion, and for the hill thereof.
As birdsflying, so will the LORD of hostsdefendJerusalem;defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeplyrevolted.
For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.
Then shall the Assyrianfall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall fleefrom[b] the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign,saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.